Christine Smart

Christine Smart is a Professional Adviser for children and families at the Home Office Crime, Policing and Fire Directorate. She is a qualified social worker and has been employed as a senior manager in statutory children’s services and Cafcass for over 20 years. She was the Children’s Rights Director for Cafcass until 2010 and previously, Regional Director for the NW and Yorkshire. Christine was an active member at the National Family Justice Council from 2006 to 2010 and contributed to a range of public and private law practice developments and guidance.